Rick Palmore and Rising Star LCLD Alumni Award Winners


Rick Palmore Awards

Named for LCLD’s founder, the Rick Palmore Award is the LCLD Alumni community’s highest honor. Since 2015, the Award has recognized the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of LCLD Alumni whose exemplary contributions have had a substantial and lasting impact on the LCLD Fellows and Pathfinders network, and in advancing the mission and goals of LCLD in the communities in which we practice and the legal profession more broadly. This award will be given to up to two Fellows and/or Pathfinder Alums who have been members of the LCLD Alumni community for longer than three years.

About Rick Palmore

Rick Palmore is one of the most influential lawyers of our time and a nationally recognized advocate for diversity in the legal industry whose vision and hard work propelled, among countless other achievements, the founding of LCLD. Today, Rick serves on the Board as the Founding Chair Emeritus. He continues to inspire his fellow Members to push the frontiers of diversity and inclusion for the legal profession.

Rising Star Award

In 2023, we announced a new Alumni Award—the Rising Star Award—to recognize a recent LCLD Alum who is engaged with the LCLD Alumni community and exemplifies LCLD’s mission of Leadership, Action, and Results. This award will be given to one Alum in the most recent three Fellows or Pathfinder classes.

Past LCLD Alumni Award Winners

We congratulate each of our Rick Palmore and Rising Star Award winners, listed below in reverse chronological order.

2023 WINNERS

2022 WINNERS

  • Fawaz Bham (2016 Pathfinder and 2021 Fellow) | Rick Palmore Award
  • Patrick Fang (2020 Pathfinder) | Rick Palmore Award

2021 WINNERS

2020 WINNERS

2019 WINNERS

2018 WINNERS

2017 WINNERS

2016 WINNERS

2015 WINNER


For questions, please contact Alyssa Yuen, LCLD Alumni Program Manager